Deadman Wonderland is a Japanese manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, published in Shōnen Ace since 2008. Tokyopop acquired the licensing rights to distribute the manga in English and released the first 5 volumes of the manga before the company shut down its North American Publishing division in 2011. Viz Media announced that it had licensed the series for English language release in North America on July 7, 2013, released the first volume on February 11, 2014. An anime adaptation aired between April and July 2011, pulling content from the first 21 chapters of the manga; the anime is licensed by Funimation and aired on Adult Swim's newly revived Toonami block on May 26, 2012 and finished its run on August 11, 2012. After that, No news for the 2nd season was announced A massive anomaly caused a great earthquake that ravaged Japan's mainland and destroyed most of Tokyo, sinking three-quarters of the city into the Pacific Ocean.
Ten years the story shifts to Ganta Igarashi, a ordinary student attending Nagano Prefecture's middle school. As an escapee, a survivor of the great earthquake, Ganta has no memories of the tragedy and has lived a normal life; this all changes when a strange person covered in blood and crimson armor floats through his classroom windows. Grinning madly, the "Red Man" massacres Ganta's entire class. Instead of killing him, the "Red Man" embeds a red crystal shard in Ganta's chest. Within days of the massacre, Ganta is subjected to a kangaroo court as a suspect and is sentenced to death at Deadman Wonderland, a prison that doubles as a theme park. Arriving at the prison, Ganta is fitted with a special collar which monitors his location and vital signs. A lethal poison is injected into his bloodstream through the collar, but it can be neutralized by consuming a peculiar candy-like medicine every three days, which can be acquired through various activities in the prison, e.g. performing for audiences, working backstage and purchasing with Cast Points.
To gather Cast Points, an inmate must survive. For Ganta, he is aided by a mysterious albino girl named Shiro who knows Ganta but whose existence is unknown to the other prisoners. While trying to survive as an inmate on death row, Ganta intends to find the "Red Man" to clear his name. In a bizarre twist, Ganta begins to develop the ability to manipulate his own blood, to the point of turning it into a weapon. Unknown to Ganta, he has become one of the prison's "Deadmen," an isolated group of prisoners possessing the Branches of Sin, an ability which makes them capable of controlling their blood for their own uses. After his ability is discovered, Ganta is forced to participate in brutal gladiatorial death matches known as Carnival Corpse, whose anonymous spectators pay large amounts of money to watch. In his long struggle to survive, he manages to befriend some of those he fought off in the arena and with their help, Ganta continues his quest to uncover the identity of the'Red Man', why he turned into a Deadman, the dark secrets the prison authorities are hiding.
Deadman Wonderland is Japan's only operated prison, built after the Great Tokyo Earthquake on ground zero. Deadman Wonderland was run by Tsunenaga Tamaki, it gathers prisoners from all over Japan and raises money for the revival of the destroyed metropolis. To the public and the tourists that visit daily, Deadman Wonderland is a massive theme park-like facility run by the prison population. Unbeknownst to the general population, most of the prison's attractions involve cruel games of survival where many inmates lose their lives or are maimed for the entertainment of an oblivious public; the prison guards are granted autonomy over how to punish the prisoners, which results in bloodshed. Each prisoner is fitted with a collar that functions as a life monitor and stunner; the prisoners on death row receive poison injections through their special collar and must consume a special antidote candy every three days. Their collars contain countdown timers that warn the wearer with blinking and beeping when time is running low.
When the timer reaches zero, the collar displays the word "DEAD" and the inmate succumbs to the poison and dies. Afterwards, the collar unlocks allowing it to be removed; the collars can be removed by key cards used by the prison guards. While the threat of violence is constant at the prison, most prisoners enjoy a great deal of liberty inside Deadman Wonderland. Utilizing Cast Points, the prison's unique form of currency, prisoners can purchase a wide variety of items from ordinary lunches, luxurious furniture for their rooms, years off of their sentences. Though Cast Points can't be used to buy the freedom of a Deadman; those on death row use Cast Points to purchase their life-saving candies. Despite its identity as a prison and theme park, Deadman Wonderland houses a much darker secret. Hidden away from the eyes of tourists and the general prison population is a massive underground facility known as "G Block"; this is where the prison keeps their Deadmen secluded and where the Carnival Corpse arena is located.
G Block houses numerous laboratories and rooms where experiments on humans are performed and where scientists are attempting to harness the powers of the Deadmen for monetary and political gain. Ganta and his Deadman allies received the assistance of Makina, the chief of the prison guards, to defeat Tsunenaga Tamaki. Rinichirō Hagire in Toto Sakagami's body assumed c
"Who Killed Cock Robin" is an English nursery rhyme, much used as a murder archetype in world culture. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 494; the earliest record of the rhyme is in Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book, published c. 1744, which noted only the first four verses. The extended version given below was not printed until c. 1770. Who killed Cock Robin? I, said the Sparrow, with my bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robin. Who saw him die? I, said the Fly, with my little eye, I saw. Who caught his blood? I, said the Fish, with my little dish, I caught his blood. Who'll make the shroud? I, said the Beetle, with my needle, I'll make the shroud. Who'll dig his grave? I, said the Owl, with my little trowel, I'll dig his grave. Who'll be the parson? I, said the Rook, with my little book, I'll be the parson. Who'll be the clerk? I, said the Lark, I'll be the clerk. Who'll carry the link? I, said the Linnet, I'll fetch it in a minute, I'll carry the link. Who'll be chief mourner? I, said the Dove, I'll be chief mourner.
Who'll carry the coffin? I, said the Kite, I'll carry the coffin. Who'll bear the pall? We, said both the cock and the hen, We'll bear the pall. Who'll sing a psalm? I, said the Thrush, I'll sing a psalm. Who'll toll the bell? I, said the Bull, I'll toll the bell. All the birds of the air fell a-sighing and a-sobbing, when they heard the bell toll for poor Cock Robin; the rhyme has been reprinted with illustrations, as suitable reading material for small children. The rhyme has an alternative ending, in which the sparrow who killed cock robin is hanged for his crime. Several early versions picture a stocky, strong-billed bullfinch tolling the bell, which may have been the original intention of the rhyme. Although the song was not recorded until the mid-eighteenth century, there is some evidence that it is much older; the death of a robin by an arrow is depicted in a 15th-century stained glass window at Buckland Rectory and the rhyme is similar to a story, Phyllyp Sparowe, written by John Skelton about 1508.
The use of the rhyme'owl' with'shovel', could suggest that it was used in older middle English pronunciation. Versions of the story appear to exist in other countries, including Germany. A number of theories have been advanced to explain the meaning of the rhyme: The rhyme records a mythological event, such as the death of the god Balder from Norse mythology, or the ritual sacrifice of a king figure, as proposed by early folklorists as in the'Cutty Wren' theory of a'pagan survival', it is a parody of the death of King William II, killed by an arrow while hunting in the New Forest in 1100, and, known as William Rufus, meaning "red". The rhyme is connected with the fall of Robert Walpole's government in 1742, since Robin is a diminutive form of Robert and the first printing is close to the time of the events mentioned. All of these theories are based on perceived similarities in the text to legendary or historical events, or on the similarities of names. Peter Opie pointed out that an existing rhyme could have been adapted to fit the circumstances of political events in the eighteenth century.
The theme of Cock Robin's death as well as the poem's distinctive cadence have become archetypes, much used in literary fiction and other works of art, from poems, to murder mysteries, to cartoons. Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin, by H. L. Stephens, from Project Gutenberg Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin From the Collections at the Library of Congress
Who Killed Cock Robin? (Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased))
"Who Killed Cock Robin?" is the fourteenth episode of the ITC British television series Randall and Hopkirk, starring Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope and Annette Andre. The episode was first broadcast on December 21, 1969 on ITV. In this murder mystery, Jeff Randall is hired by a large estate manager to investigate a series of bird shootings in the manor aviary. While keeping guard of the valuable birds; each member of the family of the manor is killed off narrowing down the suspects leaving Jeff with the surprising culprit. Randall is nearly killed in an intricate trap, but Marty Hopkirk once again saves the day — this time by affecting a paranormal game of letters to spell a cryptic message to Jeannie Hopkirk at a party. Mike Pratt as Jeff Randall Kenneth Cope as Marty Hopkirk Annette Andre as Jeannie Hopkirk Ivor Dean... Inspector Large Susan Broderick... Carol Gabrielle Brune... Mrs. Howe Tenniel Evans... James Howe Michael Goldie... Gimbal Maurice Hedley... Col. Chalmers Philip Lennard... Johns David Lodge...
Beeches Cyril Luckham... Laverick Jane Merrow... Sandra Joyce Leslie Schofield... Peter David Webb... Police Sergeant Although the 14th episode in the series, Who Killed Cock Robin? was the 6th episode to be shot, filmed in August–September 1968. The manor featured in the episode is Country Club. "Who Killed Cock Robin?" on IMDb Episode overview at Randallandhopkirk.org.uk Filming locations at Randallandhopkirk.org.uk
Butte is the county seat of Silver Bow County, United States. In 1977, the city and county governments consolidated to form the sole entity of Butte-Silver Bow; the city covers 718 square miles, according to the 2010 census, has a population of 33,503, making it Montana's fifth largest city. It is served by Bert Mooney Airport with airport code BTM. Established in 1864 as a mining camp in the northern Rocky Mountains on the Continental Divide, Butte experienced rapid development in the late-nineteenth century, was Montana's first major industrial city. In its heyday between the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, it was one of the largest copper boomtowns in the American West. Employment opportunities in the mines attracted surges of Asian and European immigrants the Irish. Butte was the site of various historical events involving its mining industry and active labor unions and Socialist politics, the most famous of, the labor riot of 1914. Despite the dominance of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, Butte was never a company town.
Other major events in the city's history include the 1917 Speculator Mine disaster, the largest hard rock mining disaster in world history. Over the course of its history, Butte's mining and smelting operations generated an excess of $48 billion worth of ore, but resulted in numerous environmental implications for the city: The upper Clark Fork River, with headwaters at Butte, is the largest Superfund site in the United States, the city is home to the Berkeley Pit. In the late-twentieth century, cleanup efforts from the EPA were instated, the Butte Citizens Technical Environmental Committee was established in 1984. In the 21st century, efforts at interpreting and preserving Butte's heritage are addressing both the town's historical significance and the continuing importance of mining to its economy and culture; the city's Uptown Historic District, on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States, containing nearly 6,000 contributing properties.
The city is home to Montana Tech, a public engineering and technical university. Prior to Butte's formal establishment in 1864, the area consisted of a mining camp that had developed in the early 1860s; the city is located in the Silver Bow Creek Valley, a natural bowl sitting high in the Rockies straddling the Continental Divide, positioned on the southwestern side of a large mass of granite known as the Boulder Batholith, which dates to the Cretaceous era. In 1864, William L. Farlin founded the Asteroid Mine; the mines attracted workers from Cornwall Ireland & Wales, Canada, Austria, China, Montenegro and more. In the ethnic neighborhoods, young men formed gangs to protect their territory and socialize into adult life, including the Irish of Dublin Gulch, the Eastern Europeans of the McQueen Addition, the Italians of Meaderville. Among the migrants, many Chinese workers moved in, amongst them set up businesses that led to the creation of a Chinatown in Butte; the Chinese migrations stopped in 1882 with the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
There was anti-Chinese sentiment in the 1870s and onwards due to racism on the part of the white settlers, exacerbated by economic depression, in 1895, the chamber of commerce and labor unions started a boycott of Chinese owned businesses. The business owners fought back by winning; the history of the Chinese migrants in Butte is documented in the Mai Wah Museum. The influx of miners gave Butte a reputation as a wide-open town; the city's saloon and red-light district, called the "Line" or "The Copper Block", was centered on Mercury Street, where the elegant bordellos included the famous Dumas Brothel. Behind the brothel was the famous Venus Alley, where women plied their trade in small cubicles called "cribs." The red-light district brought miners and other men from all over the region and remained open until 1982 after the closure of the Dumas Brothel. Commercial breweries first opened in Butte in the 1870s, were a large staple of the city's early economy; the breweries were always staffed by union workers.
Most ethnic groups in Butte, from Germans and Irish to Italians and various Eastern Europeans, including children, enjoyed the locally brewed lagers and other types of beer. In the late nineteenth century, copper was in great demand because of new technologies such as electric power that required the use of copper. Four industrial magnates fought for control of Butte's mining wealth; these four "Copper Kings" were William A. Clark, Marcus Daly, F. Augustus Heinze, James A. Murray; the Anaconda Copper Mining Company began in 1881 when Marcus Daly bought a small mine named the Anaconda. He was a part-owner, mine manager and engineer of the Alice, a silver mine in Walkerville, a suburb of Butte. While working in the Alice, he noticed significant quantities of high grade copper ore. Daly obtained permission to inspect nearby workings. After Daly's employers, the Walker Brothers, refused to buy the Anaconda, Daly sold his interest in the Alice and bought it himself. Daly asked San Francisco mining magnate, for additional support.
Hearst agreed to buy one-fourth of the new company's stock without visiting the site. While mining
Cock Robin (band)
Cock Robin is an American pop rock band popular in the 1980s in continental Europe, where it achieved major success, notably with the single "The Promise You Made". The band was founded by singer-songwriter Peter Kingsbery in 1982, disbanded in 1990, reformed in 2006. Named after a 17th-century story titled "The Marriage of Cock Robin and Jenny Wren", the band formed in Los Angeles and was signed to CBS Records. Cock Robin's eponymous debut album was produced by Steve Hillage, it was ignored in their native country, as with the majority of their output, but it was an overnight success in Europe in Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands, where the singles "When Your Heart Is Weak", "The Promise You Made" and "Thought You Were On My Side" became big hits, the album itself a chart-topper. "When Your Heart Is Weak" was the band's only chart single in the U. S. where it reached No. 35 in the late summer of 1985. It became a radio favorite in South Africa in early 1986. In mid-1987, the band, reduced from the original quartet to the duo of Peter Kingsbery and Anna LaCazio, released a second album, After Here Through Midland, produced by Don Gehman, who had worked with John Mellencamp, among others.
As with their debut, Cock Robin's second album attracted much attention in continental Europe where it reached the Top 5 and scored hits with the singles "Just Around the Corner", "The Biggest Fool of All" and "El Norte". Two years in 1989, the band released their third, and, to many critics, most accomplished album, First Love/Last Rites, with Roxy Music veteran Rhett Davies in the role of producer; as with their previous releases, the LP fared well in mainland Europe, due to poor management and promotion, failed to make an impact in the USA. The duo went their separate ways shortly after the release of the album and a European Tour, with Kingsbery releasing a string of solo projects in France, most notably a hit single "Only the Very Best", recorded for the Michel Berger & Luc Plamondon concept musical album "Tycoon", with English lyrics by Tim Rice in 1992. Anna LaCazio recorded her own solo album Eat Life circa 1992-93 but it was only released in its entirety for download in 2009. On 20 June 2012, Peter Kingsbery announced in his blog on the official Cock Robin website Cockrobinmusic.com that "there will be a new tour next Summer 2013 with a new album".
Another Cock Robin remix by Umpff, "Extraordinary Thing", appeared on Mixtape from Mabel the Label in October 2012. The November 2015 issue of the French magazine Topo, reported that Anna LaCazio had left Cock Robin in May 2015. Kingsbery had relocated to France and LaCazio preferred to remain in the United States and be close to her family. Peter Kingsbery announced that Coralie Vuillemin had been chosen as the new female voice in the group; the band's latest album, "Chinese Driver" was released on March 11, 2016. A 5-track EP was released as download only in April 2017; the first track is an original song. The last three tracks however are reprises of Peter Kingsbery's solo albums or of Cock Robin songs, with new arrangements and vocals by Peter Kingsbery and Coralie Vuillemin. With the current line up, Cock Robin has performed in France, Iceland, Netherland, Italy and enters studio april 2019. Peter Kingsbery: lead vocals, bass, guitar Coralie Vuillemin: lead vocals, keyboards Didier Strub: Drums, backing vocals Anna LaCazio: lead vocals, keyboards Clive Wright: guitars Lou Molino III: drums, backing vocals Stephane Bonacci: guitars Pat Mastelotto: drums, percussions Tris Imboden: drums Corky James: guitars John Pierce: bass Lise Anderson: keyboards, backing vocals Cock Robin After Here Through Midland First Love Last Rites I Don't Want to Save the World Songs from a Bell Tower Chinese Driver Lollobrigida Live au Grand Rex Live Collection Gold The Best of Cock Robin Best Ballads Simply the Best Open Book — The Best Of...
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